2014 Health Profiles Now Available From PHE
Public Health England (PHE) have published the latest set of Health Profiles aimed at providing data on health and wellbeing for every local authority in England. Data is measured on 32 indicators divided into five domains:
- Our communities
- Children and young people’s health
- Adults’ health and lifestyle
- Disease and poor health
- Life expectancy and causes of death
Individual indicators include excess winter deaths, smoking prevalence, life expectancy at birth and recorded diabetes.
A new indicator covering hospital stays for alcohol related harm has been added while the indicator for obese adults has been modified to take account of information collected by the Active People Survey. Dr Don Sinclair, Health Profiles Project Director at PHE, said: “These profiles are a useful resource to support local authority members, officers and community partners to improve the health of people in their communities. Most of the indicators have been updated since last year – including the trends in some major causes of premature death – and there is an emphasis on the comparison between premature mortality in the most and least deprived populations.”
Health profiles have been published since 2007 and can be accessed by text search or via an interactive map. Area comparisons can be made using the on-line Fingertips tool while the local health website shows data down to ward level.